Hennepin EMS had 6 units and several command staff that responded to the need for support after a tornado struck North Minneapolis on Sunday, May 22. This included 6 ambulances at the scene with 2 command personnel. In addition, one rig also responded to the Hennepin EMS Emergency Communication Center and 3 others in support of daily operations at EMS Headquarters in the HCMC Ramp Building.
HCMC ambulances brought 3 patients to HCMC’s emergency department, where they were treated and released.
The EMS Director responded to the City of Minneapolis EOC which was opened very soon after the storm.
HCMC’s EMS Communication Center played an integral role as the West Medical Control Resources Center (WMRCC) conducting the EMS System Advisory and tracking patients in MnTRAC for the region.
This area is covered by North Memorial EMS, and Hennepin EMS (and Allina EMS) was requested as mutual aid.